November 1st, 2001


New Month.

I was about to sign off for the evening when I realized that I was about to start the 2nd month on the calendar view in LJ. In the grand scheme of things this is such the non-event.... actually even in the miniscule scheme of thing this is pretty uninteresting, but it amused me to ramble on for a bit in the new month. So there.
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    Remy Zero - Save Me (Album Version)

Funny Geek Quote

I'm almost ready to deploy the new desktops for the office, but I'm having a few problems with some of the programs. I'm sure I'll figure it out before long, but this quote sums up my last few days working on things :)

"I think it's too easy to write bad code in perl. I responded to that by increasing my discipline as a programmer, and writing clean perl code. Other people respond by writing programs that look like modem init strings." -Uruk (from the web)

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    ACDC - Back 'N Black

Thoughts on outages.

All the problems with LJ recently lead me to ask, did LJ "upgrade" to Win XP while we weren't looking? ;)

The amusing part of this whole thing (right now its amusing at least) is that when I try to bring up the friends view, I get the following error message:

To stay updated on future LiveJournal outages, or to read about the cause of unplanned outages, add the lj_maintenance journal as a friend.

Now this is amusing because a) I can't add anyone as a friend right now, and b) I can't view friends either so adding them wouldn't help much.... It seems that LJ has been plagued by Gremlins this week and I thought they only attacked during x-mas ;).

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Wal-Mart Trauma

You know, sometimes its good to go to Wal-Mart in the early evening. It reminds me why I shouldn't go there before midnight. I just don't know what I would do if there were no 24/7 supermarkets/supercenters/etc... I suspect I'd snap or something when I was buying cereal one day ;).

To start of this wonderful trip, some stupid lady nearly (as in like within an inch) ran into Molly while stealing a semi-close parking spot that I was signaling for. That was seriously annoying because there were like 30 or 40 other spots within 100 feet or so, this one just happened to be the closest. *grumble* I very nearly called in a hit and run report on her car....

A Note on Evil: If you ever want to really screw up someone's day, memorize their license plate and a general vehicle description and then wait a while and call (preferably from a pay phone) the cops and report a stolen car (for someone young) or a hit and run (for someone older).

Let me just say that this is a VERY evil thing to do and should not actually be done (think of the warnings given in the anarchist cookbook and other books on evil things to do ;). A properly phrased report will seriously screw up someone's day/night/etc... and might get them in a lot of trouble (you never know what random crap people have in their car). No, I have never done it, but I know a few cops through my brother and I've researched some things about police procedure ;)

Yes, I can be evil... I just (usually) choose not to be... ;)

So anyways, the rest of the shopping excursion wasn't too bad, just mildly excruciating. Screaming kids, People giving me a hard time for doing some Hot Wheels shopping (and then some brat trying to steal one from my cart). Long-ish lines, grumpy staff... all the trimmings of shopping at a mega huge store. Oh, and I forgot one of the 3 things I went to get, so I might go back later, or else make do without it until tomorrow.

I think one of the things that's most tiring about all that is that I just don't get it. I mean why do people have to be soooo inconsiderate when they go shopping? I mean if I am pressed for time, I go in, I get what I need and I get out. If I have time to shop, I browse around a little (or a lot) but I always stay out of people's ways. Why is it that some people go shopping and they browse and they drop things etc... and yet they are in a huge rush to get around... or you get the cholesterol people that just sit in the middle of the aisle with their shopping carts and their annoying kids clogging up the smooth flow of .shopping traffic.

Believe it or not I'm actually not grumpy. Its disbelief at how annoying people can be. for no particularly good reason. Signing off from the shopping battlefield ;)

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